Divorce Questions & Answers

Q: If paying child support, are you required to pay half of extra things, I.e. a car, car insurance, sports?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Support for Alabama on
Answered on Feb 17, 2019
Kristine Jones' answer
Hello, if this is an Alabama matter, then no. Not if all you are paying is Child Support and there is nothing else listed in the Order(s). You should read whatever documents the court has ordered in your case to ensure you are in compliance. Best of luck!

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Arizona on
Answered on Feb 15, 2019
Rich J. Peters' answer
Under Arizona law, you are freely permitted to change attorneys anytime you so desire and for any reason whatsoever. It does happen quite often.

If you choose a new attorney, that attorney need simply needs to file a notice of substitution which alerts the court and the opposing party that you have changed attorneys. Your new attorney within seek you are file from your former attorney. Upon filing a notice of substitution, you knew attorney would also have access to the courts...

Q: How does bigamy work? Does that mean a person's second marriage is invalid? What are the laws for exceptions in Oklahom.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Divorce for Oklahoma on
Answered on Feb 15, 2019
Keegan Kelley Harroz's answer
There are no exceptions. If you “married” a person who was still legally married to someone else your marriage is void by law. Once the person you married has been divorced for a period of 6 months your marriage will be valid (day 181 is when your marriage legally starts)

Q: My husband and I are separated and I would like to not let him come back into my family's second house can I do this

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Landlord - Tenant for Texas on
Answered on Feb 15, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
If you have temporary orders in place concerning this issue you have to follow them. Your question does not give facts as to whether a divorce action has been filed as of yet. Locking one's spouse out of the house can be problematic. It is best to ask the court to lay out instructions since you two can not agree on these matters.

Q: Hello, I am wanting to know about a soon to be divorce.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Missouri on
Answered on Feb 14, 2019
Lydia Seifner's answer
There are quite a few questions involved here. First, and foremost the quickest you can be divorced is 31 days after you've been serviced, provided you both agree to the terms. If you suspect that her paperwork will not contain all the issues you wish to address, them make sure you file a response, so the Court has more than just the information she provides from which to make it's decision. Finally, wedding rings are typically viewed as marital gifts to the other party meaning it's hers to...

Q: Can a wife ban her husband from seeing his son at his school if she has a restraining order against the father for her?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Domestic Violence for Alabama on
Answered on Feb 14, 2019
Mr. James Parrish Coleman's answer
If this is an Alabama matter, I will comment as follows: take the order, which was issued by a court based on your conduct, and see what it says. If it says you can't contact the child -- then you can't contact the child. Your remedy is to go back to Court and ask the Court to grant visitation of the child with you.

Q: I am wanting to get a divorce from my husband after committing adultery.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Oklahoma on
Answered on Feb 13, 2019
Doak Willis' answer
District attorneys rarely if ever file charges against folks for adultery in Oklahoma. You should hire an attorney and have him/her file a petition for dissolution. Your case appears to be a simple matter and a good attorney can guide you through the process thus easing your concerns about your past acts.

Q: An uncontested divorce takes how long to go into affect after the party has been served. At what date is it legal ? At

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Tennessee on
Answered on Feb 12, 2019
Leonard Robert Grefseng's answer
Unfortunately, from the way your question is worded, it appears you may not understand the legal process. When a person is "served," that usually means the sheriff's deputy has delivered the complaint ( the written request) for divorce to them. They have 30 days to respond, and the response might be a countersuit. A divorce is only "uncontested" when they sign an agreement for a divorce or the 30 day period has expired and no response is filed during that 30 days. In any case , contested or...

Q: Hi my ex wife put a restraining order out on me she lied on the paperwork what can i do

2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence and Divorce for New Jersey on
Answered on Feb 12, 2019
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
You need to retain an experienced matrimonial attorney, with extensive domestic violence trial experience to help you and represent you in this case. Do not let geographic restrictions get in the way of retaining the best attorney. Pick the best attorney you can find and remember one rule: a good attorney is generally never cheap, and a cheap attorney is generally never good so don't choose based on price.

Q: If something happens to me can I set up where my kids be taken care of by my family instead of their dad?

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Divorce and Child Custody for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 12, 2019
Ellaretha Coleman's answer
You can not will away children in the event of your death. If the unfortunate should happen, the father can petition the court for custody of the children.

Q: Does Illinois require marital counseling before divorce if one spouse asks for it?

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 12, 2019
Cheryl Powell's answer
It depends. The parties have to testify and the judge determines if he thinks there is a reasonable opportunity to get back together or not. If he thinks so, he orders it.

Q: Are there any Pro Bono Lawyers in Lonoke County or, any that will take a Divorce case based on contingency ?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Arkansas on
Answered on Feb 11, 2019
Stewart Whaley's answer
Can't do a contingency fee in Arkansas divorces. It will be difficult securing a pro bono divorce. If the parties agree to an uncontested divorce, you may find a reasonable, fixed-fee option.

Arkansas Rule 1.5(d) (d) A lawyer shall not enter into an arrangement for, charge, or collect:

(1) any fee in a domestic relations matter, the payment or amount of which is contingent upon the securing of a divorce or upon the amount of alimony or support, or property settlement in lieu...

Q: I divorced my ex husband 2 years ago. I let him keep his 401k. Now I want some of of it.. can I get it

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Colorado on
Answered on Feb 11, 2019
Courtney Edwards' answer
If it was brought up and addressed in the divorce (listed on his sworn financial and in the separation agreement), no, you cannot re-open the divorce to get at his 401k.

Q: I signed a loan for my husband to get a car. It’s in my name. We are currently separated and seeking divorce.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for North Carolina on
Answered on Feb 10, 2019
Amanda Bowden Houser's answer
Yes, if he refinances in his name or the loan is paid off. Otherwise - no.

Q: Do I have to give back ring that was given as a gift?

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 10, 2019
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
If it was just a gift, and not an engagement ring, you do not have to give it back, but that would probably be the nice thing to do.

Q: Hello,how much is a spouse allowed to get of my tax return? I was the only one working,we are calling it quits.

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 10, 2019
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
You aren't required to give him anything. Nor are you required to leave.

Q: What should I be asking for during a divorce?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Texas on
Answered on Feb 9, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
You should take a complete inventory of all of your assets accumulated during marriage which would include real property, retirement, pensions, 401ks, bonuses, and other property that you may have. Let us know if you'd like us to assist. 888-343-4529.

Q: Can I refile bigamy charges

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 8, 2019
Robbie Levin's answer
You can file for divorce under any grounds you choose. Whether you can win on those grounds, I have no idea without more information.

If you are talking about filing criminal charges, only the DA or Solicitir can file those.

For more info visit my website at www.LevinLawyerGa.com

Q: After divorce, my ex still owns a portion of the house. Now, I'm selling. Do I get all the principal I paid back?

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Real Estate Law for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 8, 2019
Ray Choudhry's answer
Read the divorce papers. He gets what they say he gets.

Don't forget a person living in the house and making payments is also living in the other persons home rent free.

Q: I am trying to get a divorce from my husband we have no kids are nothing together he had raped me

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Louisiana on
Answered on Feb 8, 2019
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer
You can get a divorce even if you aren't sure of his current address. It's always best to attempt to locate an address for him, however. If you don't know where he is, the process takes longer and is more costly. Feel free to give me a call and I'll be happy to discuss the process and potential costs, including fees.

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